Monday, November 12, 2007

Don't Forget!

There are some horrible diseases in the world today. These diseases are things that the medical world is just starting to understand, yet have no idea on how to cure them yet. It is a constant struggle to attempt to move forward towards better treatments and finding cures for these ailments. The cost for projects like these are outrageous.

Most of the time, the public is asked to help fund medical research towards a specific disease. I believe this is an excellent way to help increase awareness and help the public feel like they are able to help find the cure.

If you know of someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease, you know how obviously horrible this sickness is. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America website offers a plethora of information regarding Alzheimer’s and things we can do to help out its victims our future. There are surveys, legal and financial planning… truly, this is a superb website which helps millions who know of people affected by this disease.

During this upcoming holiday season, as any time of year, we should not forget those who have been stricken by this terrible disease. We need to continue to make sure these people are getting the best care possible, as do all of our elders and disabled. We need to make sure that helping find cures for these debilitating illnesses are forefront on everyone’s minds.

The AFA website offers an online store, in which all the proceeds from the purchases go towards finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. Imagine how wonderful it will feel when you buy a beautiful piece of jewelry as a holiday gift to yourself, and when people compliment you on the lovely piece, you will be able to tell them that you purchased it in hopes of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s! Maybe this Christmas season, you could choose to buy a piece of jewelry from AFA for each member of your family? Don’t forget one for the caregivers of your loved ones also!!

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